Seconding what I.J. said, Jack, but reminding you to find novels similar to yours and see what they've written. They're tough trade reviewers, and thank goodness for their professionalism, but sometimes, a permanent PW or Kirkus review can smash a budding career.
I.J., others, any thoughts on this?
The reviewer's actual words, other than describing what the novel was about, were only ' A chilling read',
but that added to the fact that it was the largest national daily in the UK which only reviews 3 or 4 books a week made it for me. And giving it 4* was a bonus.